Waldo G. Leland Prize Recipients
An honorific prize established by Council in 1981, the Leland Prize recognizes the outstanding reference tool in history over a five-year period. The prize honors Waldo G. Leland (d. 1966), the distinguished contributor to bibliographical guides and a life member of the AHA who served as secretary to the Association from 1909 to 1920.
2016 Leland Prize
Father Peter J. Powell, Foundation for the Preservation of American Indian Art and Culture
In Sun’s Likeness and Power: Cheyenne Accounts of Shield and Tipi Heraldry, 2 vols., by James Mooney (Univ. of Nebraska Press)
In Sun’s Likeness and Power reproduces and annotates, in two volumes, a unique set of documents that elucidate Cheyenne spirituality, culture, and history, conveying the complexity of indigenous traditions. Eloquent scholarly commentaries guide readers through the Cheyenne worldview, making the volumes a powerful resource for anthropologists, historians and students of indigenous life. In addition to the interpretive annotations, an excellent index and vivid images animate this stunning user-friendly resource.